Whenever the subject of immigration reform comes up, a charge that is certain to be bandied about is that Republicans are trying to foist amnesty on the country. Almost every Republican of note has been accused of supporting amnesty at some point in recent years. Are these charges true? What is the truth about the Republicans and amnesty?
First, what is amnesty? Merriam Webster defines “amnesty” as “a decision that a group of people will not be punished or that a group of prisoners will be allowed to go free” or “the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals.” Similarly, Merriam Webster defines “pardon” as the “act of officially saying that someone who was judged to be guilty of a crime will be allowed to go free and will not be punished.” Is this what prominent Republicans are advocating? Continue reading →
Everyone is familiar with Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.). In the 1950s, McCarthy made a cottage industry of searching out and finding hidden communists throughout the federal government. In the post-WWII era, communism was a real threat. McCarthy, however, was a charlatan.
McCarthy’s inquisition began on Feb. 9, 1950 with a speech to the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, W.V. What McCarthy said wasn’t recorded, but, according to “The Politics of Fear” by Robert Griffith, the senator waved a piece of paper in his hand and proclaimed, “I have here in my hand a list of 205 names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.”
“Play offense. Go after your opponent. Your opponent’s going after you, you go after your opponent. The best defense is a good offense.”
Words out of the mouth of RINO Senator John McCain…good words but they make one wonder which side he’s addressing this to…as if we didn’t know.
And so we have liberals to the left of us…RINOS NOT quite to the left but so NOT to the right of us…and caught in the middle is we Conservatives and TEA Partiers. And the prize all sides want is the Senate…the left wants to keep it, the RINOS will go whichever way the wind blows, and we in the middle know that to retake the Senate as long as we keep the House means Barack HUSSEIN Obama is basically rendered politically impotent from doing any more harm to our beloved America.
How far we have fallen when the only solution to Obama’s out of control spending is to put the burden upon the backs of those who risk their lives every day to keep us safe and free at home.
The last time Congress adopted a budget was in 2009, but last week in step one, the Republican controlled House passed the Ryan/Murray Bi-Partisan Budget Bill NOT because it was a good bill…in fact it barely puts a dent in the deficits predicted to lessen in the short term but grow much larger in the long term…but because they feared yet another government shutdown and its negative ramifications as we head into the 2014 mid-term election year. And it’s so sad that everything the House now does is done out of fear instead of doing what’s right, and it’s usually ‘We the People’ who end up on the losing end when all is said and done. Continue reading →
Bullying…the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. Bullying…what better word is there to describe the growing number of RINOs in the House.
And while lately the issue and consequences of bullying in general has been all over the news…as in bullies in our schools, bullies on the playground, bullies in sports…sadly, the bullies within the ranks of the Republican party…certain long-term way past time to leave RINO bullies… seem to be dominating the headlines. These political bullies…as in the likes of John McCain and Lindsey Graham to name but two…held Republican lawmakers in both chambers hostage with their made-up doomsday scenarios about defaulting as they sold their party…and ‘We the People’…out to the Obama political machine. Continue reading →
“Congress must do its job and raise the debt limit to pay the bills we have incurred and avoid default,” White House mouthpiece Jay Carney bloviated a few days ago.
And Jimmy Carter…now the second worst president in US history…called NOT raising the debt ceiling like Obama wants a “threat to the integrity of this government….a short-term deal to avoid default would be better than nothing,” adding but even that “just means you’ll have another crisis.”
This from the man who derailed the American economy before Ronald Reagan came in to clean up his mess. Continue reading →
Earlier Friday, the Senate voted to invoke cloture on a bill that would fund the government while defunding Obamacare. Over half of the Republicans in the Senate voted with Harry Reid to stop debate, effectively voting to fund the massive law.
Sure, they voted against the bill later, but when they had a real chance to stop it, they refused.